Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
pervasive, it prompted the f.b.i. to put out a warning. the bureau says it's getting dozens of ransom ware complaints each day. >> it's one of the more destructive pieces of mall ware because -- malware because they'll encrypt the files. if you don't pay, they can just delete them. >> reporter: the hackers use such complicated methods, it's virtually impossible to recover your data. it's believed most are operating overseas so track be them down has become -- tracking them down has become futile as well. one reason some fall for the scam? the messages look like they're coming from the government accusing users of things like child pornography. >> it frightens people and preys on their fear. >> in retrospect, the amount of grief this will cause us would have been well worth the ransom but that wasn't the approach we took. >> reporter: steve never did pay the ransom nor degette his data back, -- did he get his data back, even after taking his computer to some of the best experts in the industry. if. >> if you think you've been a victim of ransom ware, you'll need to reach out for assistance.
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
told the judge thursday that the fbi was investigating a credible threat of violence if the posters went up here in d.c. but the judge went ahead and ordered those posters be placed into metro systems and said basically this was a first amendment issue. they say, in any war between civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel, defeat jihad. many say the ads are offensive, because they equate muslims with savages. citing those concerns from the fbi, metro wanted to delay displaying the ads until the protests in the middle east over that innocence of muslims films has subsided. the sponsors sued to have them put up immediately and won. riders have mixed feelings. >> it's discrimination, because it's not right to generalize the jihad terrorists and muslims. >> they should be allowed on free speech grounds, but i think it's irresponsible. >> this is america, it's freedom of speech. >> reporter: a woman was arrested last month in new york after she tried to deface one of the signs there. they went up there on september 24th in new york. the signs are also up on
Oct 9, 2012 8:00am PDT
for a little girl who vanished on her way to school. where fbi agents and police are focusing their investigation. >>> and a deadly meningitis outbreak spreading. why health officials believe thousands of people could be at risk. what you need to know, all "happening now." jon: and a good tuesday morning to you. that means election day is four weeks from today. can you believe that? a big surge for governor romney in the race for the white house to tell you about. i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. we're getting a look at more brand new polling which shows mr. romney's strong debate performance last week may be resonating with voters. take a look at this. this is thepew poll of likely voters. governor romney now holding a four-point lead over the president. the governor trailed the president by eight points in the previous poll. and among likely women voters governor romney has closed a huge defender -- gender gap with the president. both candidates even at 47%. compare that to the same poll taken in mid-september before the debate. take a look at that gap. go
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am PDT
or myself as a talk show host for questioning what the pentagon, what our military, what the fbi, the c,o ia and our government regardless of the political platt form our president, she is entitled to her opinion. but i don't feel that we should just bomb every country when an ambassador is killed. i feel that's an emotional reaction. that's not something we as a nation need to do regardless of politics. megyn: you have a journalist expressing strong opinions about what we need to do in afghanistan. but she is an expert. is this so different -- she is a war correspondent. >> is it different than political reporters going on sunday shows expressing their views on politics? >> many liberals are trying to say she was attacked in egypt therefore this is too emotional for her. this woman has gone around the world and is saying the same thing several military individuals current and past have been saying for months on end to silent and deaf ears in media. what did we hear this month, this idea from washington. we were supposed to have some sort of peace treaty with the taliban. now they abandoned
Oct 10, 2012 1:40am PDT
seriously. the lapd and fbi are on the trail of the mystery white powder, which turned out not to be anthrax. >> you do a 360 around the package where it came from that can give you lead. >> reporter: meanwhile bristol was doing the pasodoble, her dance for survival. >> bristol get the aggression out it works! >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> a lot of twisted people in the word. wow. >> my goodness. don't vote for her. don't have to send her white powder. >> relax, everybody. it is a dancing show. woo. more from abc next. powder. >> relax, everybody. it is a dancing show. woo. more from abc next. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- unprecedented attack. state department officials reveal vivid new details of last month's deadly assault in libya. >> the information comes ahead of a key hearing today on capitol hill. it's wednesday, october 10th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> always good to have you back, sunshine. >> good to be here. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we'l
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am PDT
that are active and we have four dead americans at a compound that as a member of congress i can't visit. the fbi had trouble getting in there to visit it. so that's -- it's still a problem. >> jason chaffetz, going to be an interesting hearing tomorrow, thank you very much for previewing it today. >> up next, sentencing day for jerry sandusky. you're watching "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. getting the right amount of sleep not only improving your mood, enhances learning, memory and health. daily exercise can help you get a better night's rest. for the average adult doctors recommend getting seven hours of sleep. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it'
Oct 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
scene, turned out to be pretty difficult. took the fbi three weeks to reach the location and gather evidence from there. it's been about a month. i know the white house has promised to bring justice but hasn't spelled anything in particular out. so i think they're waiting for facts to roll in, which are rolling in very slowly at this point. >> slowly. >> look for that to play a role in foreign policy debate. coming up too. >>> also we are hearing from an unrepentant jerry sandusky, a judge is expected to send him to prison for the rest of his life. sandusky released a defiant jailhouse statement to a penn state radio station, declaring his innocence and blaming it on a conspiracy, by lying, accusers, investigators and the media. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster. they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> sandusky will be sentenced on 45 counts of child sex abuse. at least six of his victims plan to take the stand to ask the judge for the harshest possible punishment.
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
want her to walk through that back door. i need her to walk back through that door. >> as fbi officials search the girl's home and leave with bags of evidence. >>> and heaven help us. a nun walks into a convenience store and is caught on camera stealing beer. whether she's the real deal or someone in disguise, she's got some confessing to do today, wednesday, october 10th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. more on the chilling new time line of the deadly attack in libya and today's hearing in a moment, but meantime, in the presidential race, it looks like mitt romney is not the only one you might say is ruffling feathers a bit on "sesame street." >> that show is calling on president obama's campaign to pull its new ad featuring big bird, and romney is blasting his opponent for focusing so much attention on that one moment from last week's debate. we'll talk about all that a
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
her to coming walking back through the door. i need her to walk back through that door. >> as fbi officials search the girl's home and leave with bags of evidence. >>> and heaven help us, a nun walks into a convenience store and caught on camera stealing beer, and whether she is the real deal or someone in disguise, she has con some confessing to do today. wednesday, october 10th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer an savannah gutherie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning and welcome to "today" on wednesday, i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah gutherie and we will have a chilling new details about the attack in libya. >>> and when it comes to the presidential election, not only is mitt romney being blasted for his comments about big bird. >> yes, and we will talk to the president's senior adviser to the obama campaign being asked to pull ads about big bird. >>> and one mom went on strike, and she let the mess pile up and took photographs and and did it have the impact on the daughters you hoped it would? she will join us as well. >> and you l
Oct 11, 2012 1:40am PDT
a bulletproof vest and carrying weapons. abc news learned that he told detectives and the fbi, hey this is a game. however, the officials are puzzled whether he meant the questioning or the stuff in his checked baggage. and officials are still trying to figure out how he managed to fly from china to korea to japan and on to los angeles without being stopped by security. >>> a me deal reached in the case of a colorado student shot after she wandered into a house drunk. zoe ripple pleaded getty to felony trespassing. her record will be wiped clean if she stays out of trouble. the colorado university student claims she was given a date rape drug that night. she ended up inside that stranger's house. >> really scary things can happen and it's so important to keep, you know, your bearings about you. and really be conscious of what you are doing and what other people are doing. >> ripple was shot in the hip after she showed up in the homeowner's bedroom and was repeatedly warned to leave. the homeowner was not charged. >>> two people are dead after a parking garage collapsed on the campu